Happy Hump Day Everybody!
Experience an Evening of Cultural Indulgences at the Jazz Club at the JW Marriott (614 Canal Street) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tonight's event features new works by local artist Fran Barrineau with Cajun Mardi Gras mask collage/paintings - plus music from Javier Gutierrez, a spirit tasting with complimentary hors d’oeuvres....Make a purchase of $1,000 or more by Artist tonight and the JW Marriott will give you a 1 night complimentary stay in the Presidential Bi-Level Suite a $1,500 value!! (Parking is available at a special event Rate of $5 on Common Street)
Super Bowl Fun!
Today is Opening Day of the 2013 NFL Experience Driven by GMC, the NFL's interactive theme park, is on today from 3-10 p.m. at the Convention Center - Gate A. The NFL Experience returns to New Orleans for the first time since 2002, and for the third time in its 21-year history. New Orleans first hosted the NFL Experience in 1997.
NFL Experience festivities kick off with a grand opening ceremony at 3 p.m.!!
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.:NFL PLAYERS Autograph Signings with MARK INGRAM and DEUCE MCALLISTER, New Orleans Saints (Autograph Stage)
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.:New Orleans Saints Cheerleaders (Entertainment Stage)
3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.:NFL PLAY 60 Youth Football Clinics (Clinic Field)
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.:FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 Clinic (Rush Zone Clinic Field)
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.:NFL PLAYERS Autograph Signings with KYLE RUDOLPH, Minnesota Vikings, and MALCOLM JENKINS, New Orleans Saints (Autograph Stage)
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.:FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 Clinic (Rush Zone Clinic Field)
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.:Game Day Prep (Locker Room)
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.:NFL PLAYERS Autograph Signings with TOBY GERHART, Minnesota Vikings, and STEPHEN TULLOCH, Detroit Lions (Autograph Stage)
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.:You Make the Call Referee Clinic (Command Center)
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.:FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 Clinic (Rush Zone Clinic Field)
General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under, and permit entry for a particular day and time. Tickets can be purchased by calling (866) TIX-4NFL (849-4635), online at www.SuperBowl.com, at the Superdome box office at Gate A or at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center box office (beginning Jan. 30). Tickets sold at the convention center box office go on sale one hour before opening daily.
**Today is Saints Appreciation Day at the NFL Experience. All fans wearing a Saints jersey and purchasing tickets from the convention center box office will receive $5 off admission for Wednesday only. Woo hoo!!
Capture the Night with Dijon and Friends at Dijon (1329 Annunciation), a gala cocktail reception in honor of Caps for Kids to be held tonight from 7:00 to 10:00 pm! Caps for Kids is one of our City's most amazing organizations that works with children battling cancer and we are proud to announce we will be working with great friends in the restaurant and entertainment community such as Antoine's, Rene's Bistro, Boucherie, Cochon, La Petite Grocery, Bizou wines, Cathead Vodka, and Republic National Distributors just to name a few. There will be live music with special guest appearances and a silent auction! All ticket sales, food, wine, champagne, cocktails, and entertainment will be donated to Caps for Kids! Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door - Contact Melanie at 504-896-9346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Head on over to Frenchmen Street for a double header of music at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) - They've got an early show with the The Tin Men at 7:00 pm, and be sure to stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington at 10:00 pm - there's a $5 cover, but you know the Wolfman is worth it!
Have fun in Mid-City when you head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for some happy hour drinks and stay on for Tom McDermott with Meschiya Lake at 7:00 - Stay on for the trio of Johnny Sansone, John Fohl & Seth Walker - it's a great evening of music!
And there's more fun in Mid-City over at the Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks)! Tonight it's Wednesday night regular Major Bacon and as always they got some FREE BLTs - tonight at 10:00 pm...you can never get enough of the bacon and no cover!!
Looking for some dinner and then some music for dessert? Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) can help you out! Get an entree' over at Ye Olde College Inn and then get a half price ticket to the show right next door at Rock N' Bowl....Tonight - it's the rockin' sounds of the Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review at 8:30 pm!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!